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Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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One of the entries in this year's awards.

Western Isles Schools well represented at film awards

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Education and Children’s Services Department is delighted to announce that pupils from The Nicolson Institute, Castlebay School, Sgoil Lionacleit and Sir E Scott have been shortlisted for the prestigious FilmG awards.

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Look out for Alex on his fundraising walk.

Alex continues his RNLI fundraiser in Lewis

The man who is walking the coastlines of Britain and Ireland to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has now reached Lewis.

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Beautiful Islands

Beautiful Islands

Reader Chris Wuytack submitted these images to our ‘Beautiful Islands’ feature, saying “Wonderful wintery sightsseeing on the bus from Tarbert to Stornoway”.

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MG ALBA boosts creative team

MG ALBA boosts creative team

MG ALBA has appointed Bill Macleod, the highly respected and multi award winning television professional, as Commissioning Editor, a move which marks significant investment in the creative team behind BBC ALBA.

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Western Isles urged to nominate inspiring young heroes

Western Isles urged to nominate inspiring young heroes

People from the Western Isles have six weeks to nominate their local young heroes for the Young Scot Awards 2017.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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New release from Islands Book Trust

New release from Islands Book Trust

Hebridean Heroines by author Catherine Morrison is the latest book published by the Islands Book Trust.

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Peter’s Patter - A bad New Year

Peter’s Patter - A bad New Year

How was New Year for you all? Did you celebrate into the wee small hours with your nearest and dearest?

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Book Festival announces 2017 line up

Book Festival announces 2017 line up

Ullapool Book Festival turns thirteen in May. But instead of becoming a sulky teenager it is acting all grown-up and has invited a spectacular line up of writers.

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New super model makes her home on North Uist

New super model makes her home on North Uist

A new super model has floated into Lochmaddy on North Uist, dressed in black and white with a hint of red – and she intends to stick around for a while.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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RNLI fundraising walk

RNLI fundraising walk

While The Proclaimers famously crooned about walking 500 miles a RNLI fundraiser has begun a 350 mile walk around the coast of the Outer Hebrides.

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Back in the Day - Putting Egon Kisch to the Gaelic test

Back in the Day - Putting Egon Kisch to the Gaelic test

The next issue of our popular nostalgia magazine Back in the Day is due out mid-January.

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Big Schools’ Birdwatch now open

Thousands of schoolchildren across Scotland will be swapping books for binoculars this term to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The new �1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Invite to Tweet your pitch perfect books and ideas

Invite to Tweet your pitch perfect books and ideas

New writers from across the country are being invited this week to tweet their work to a panel of publishers.

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